London punks Slowcoaches have revealed a music video to accompany their new single ‘Ex Head’, which is out today via Leisure & District.
The video was conceptualised and created by Maria Cecilia Tedemalm and its second half features vocalist/bassist Heather Perkins eating her own head in cake form. A whole cake. As she says “Maria and I did the cake stuff on Valentine’s day. I walked in to this cake shop and asked for 2 cans of whipped cream and the cake and they looked at me and I had to be like “yeah it’s the one with my face on it”.”
The video’s concept is a cathartic realization of the song’s theme – “The title refers to two things; having someone on your mind all the time (the ex in your head), so much that your brain becomes a warped cassette playing over and over and also to losing a part of your mind that you wanted to squash. At the time I wrote it, I was trying to pull apart the light and the dark sides of my mind and work out why the negative side was so overwhelming. Once I did that, I could stop moving in circles.”
‘Ex Head’ is the first single to emerge from Slowcoaches’ forthcoming debut album which should see the light of day at some point this year. The track has picked up plays on Marc Riley’s BBC 6Music show (the band will also play a session for the show next week), as well as Amazing Radio and Huw Stephens’ BBC Radio 1 show. It’s also been spreading like wildfire on the world wide web. To coincide with the release of this first nugget of new music, the band are taking their show on the road across the UK. Dates below.
Self-genrifying themselves as ‘Slack Metal’, Slowcoaches defy being pigeon-holed into any particular traditional or popular modern genre trope, instead carving out a niche that’s all their own. The band’s rowdy live show is the perfect vehicle for their tongue-in-cheek fuzzy but hook-laden and poppy noise-spheres which tend to induce dancing and fist-pumping in equal measure.
Thursday 10th • York • The Basement
Friday 11th • Manchester • Castle Hotel (w/ Radical Boy)
Saturday 12th • Nottingham • The Chameleon
Monday 14th • Edinburgh • Banshee Labyrinth
Tuesday 15th • Glasgow • The Hug & Pint
Wednesday 16th • Newcastle • Little Buildings, Ouseburn
Thursday 17th • Liverpool • Maguires Pizza Bar
Friday 18th • Sheffield • The Food Hall – Food Bank Drive
Saturday 19th • Leeds • Temple Of Boom (w/ Radical Boy)